Fremont Baptist Church has a long history of mission giving.
Today that giving focuses on our immediate community and on the world outside
our area. Let me cite a couple examples of our local mission giving:
• Each June we participate in the Fremont
Street Fair by erecting our “Orange Booth” and offering coffee, lemonade and
water to fair-goers. We also rent our space in our parking lot during the fair.
One hundred percent of the money donated at the booth or taken in at the
parking lot is donated directly to our local food bank. • On the first Sunday of each month we collect
a benevolence fund that helps support folks who find themselves needing funds
for prescriptions, bus passes, gasoline, food, etc.
• On the second Sunday of each month we collect
food items - some of which are given to
the local food bank while others are kept at the church to distribute to
individuals. • Homeless folk who visit the church
during the week are given food, socks, toiletries, laundry soap, diapers, etc. • Back-to-School supplies are collected at the beginning
of each school year and donated to B. F. Day School to be distributed to new
students who enter the school midyear.
• With the
encouragement of Mabel Brockhoff, we, as a church, respond to Church World
Service by packaging hygiene kits as part of a worship service. These kits are
then distributed to disaster areas both nationally and internationally by CWS.